Are doctors rich?

Vietnam
November 29, 2010 6:25pm CST
do you think doctors are rich?
10 responses
• Thailand
30 Nov 10
Yes sure. In my country, most of doctors are rich, they can build a villa, buy a new car... They open a clinic at there house and earn very much from this.
• Vietnam
30 Nov 10
Are you Vietnamese? At Vietnam, I don't think all doctors are rich, the salary for doctors in Vietnam is very very low.
• Thailand
30 Nov 10
Yes. I am from vietnam. Yes. You are right. the doctors' salary here is low but they can earn by make a clinic at there home. That is their main income!
• Vietnam
2 Dec 10
Do you think that is award for their hard studying and hard working??
• United States
3 Dec 10
I believe doctors are rich here, in the United States. They make good money!
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
1 Dec 10
Indeed, I think most doctors are rich, at least richer than me. That is why so many girls want to marry a rich doctor right? One of the honorable career mentioned in all time, either doctor, lawyer, or engineer, isn't it?
@marcmm (1806)
• Malaysia
30 Nov 10
Nope and depend. At Malaysia a doctor can be rich, can also be just welathy enough and some just like other people and it all depends. A few doctors in Malaysia involved in politics and that give them extra income. They even have their own private clinic. If they know how to managed and invest their money, they will be quite rich. They even had millions of dollars (it is in USD) in their account. Some have their private clinic and become a specialist but didn't involved in politics. This is a wealthy doctors. They might earn up to a 25K USD gross a month or might be more. They have a good house and good car. Their children also well off and they won't struggle financially. Then there is a low wages doctor. This are mostly those who just graduate. Earn around 2K a month and they mostly have 5 year contract with goverment hospital.
@oXAquaXo (607)
• United States
30 Nov 10
Ntsundance265, Growing up, my parents are always telling me that I should be a doctor when I grow up, telling me that they are always well off. Doctors are generally pretty well off (the ones that are decently good, at least). I guess it depends on what kind of doctor you are. Some doctors, like cardio surgeons, make millions of dollars a year. These doctors, obviously, are really rich and can afford multi-million dollar homes. Others, like family doctors, don't make much more than 100K per year, which is decent, but not worth it, because they have to still go through years of medical school. A doctor lives in my neighborhood. He has four houses, one here (rented out to other people), one in Chicago, one in Florida, and one in Boston. You always get impressions that doctors are rich, but only the rich doctors are the ones that are known. It largely depends on what kind of doctor you are, and how good you are at your job. Doctors can easily find jobs, because many are needed in our society today. So generally, they do pretty well. Annie
@alex8288 (292)
• Philippines
30 Nov 10
Here in our country you need to be rich to be a medical doctor, so for me being doctor is rich. Doctor is not just an occupation it is a status symbol. Going to medical school requires lots of money. My brother wants to go to medical school but we can't afford it they said you need at least 1 million worth of tuition fees.
@wiggles18 (2523)
• Canada
30 Nov 10
I'm going to have to say no, because I saw this show called "Grey's Anatomy", and the doctors in that show all live in the same house, probably because they can't afford to live on their own. :(
@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
30 Nov 10
I don't associate real doctors with money. I knew one who was making money but he didn't look like a doctor. Try another association :D
@inzaneGOD (112)
30 Nov 10
yeah they are rich in knowledge. But in money? maybe? I think not all doctor are rich. Sometimes they offer free service like in medical mission. They take that profession w/ more responsible than to earn more. Hope it help.
• Canada
30 Nov 10
All the doctors that I know are quite well off and can afford to live in multi-million dollar homes. But they are not millionaires. They simply have the credit to float a mortgage that large, and the income to pay for the increased utilities costs. I feel that many doctors are wealthy, but are not filthy rich like CEOs of large companies.